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Goa dept bans staff from wearing sleeveless clothes, jeans on duty


Panaji, Mar 24: In a bid to "maintain decorum", Goa government's Art and Culture Department has asked its employees not to wear sleeveless clothes, jeans, T-shirts and multi-pocketed pants during the office hours.

This was revealed by State Art and Culture Minister Dayanand Mandrekar during the ongoing state Legislative Assembly session, in response to a question.


He told the House that the order asking the employees to wear only formal clothes, was recently issued by the Director of the department Prasad Lolienkar.

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"It is once again instructed that employees shall wear only formal dress and not wear jeans, corduroy, T-shirts, trousers with multiple pockets and sleeveless dresses during the office hours and official functions of the Directorate," Art and Culture Director Prasad Lolayekar has said in the inter-office memo.

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The memo was the part of annexure attached to the minister's reply on the floor of the House. The order also designated the department's deputy directors to keep a watch if any employee violates the dress code.


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